Sunday, January 21, 2018

Righting the wrong

The world waited with bated breath last Tuesday as Barack Obama the most disrespected President in American history was re-elected for a second term. Many Americans and citizens of the world who supported the president breathed a collective sigh of relief, while some Republicans who opposed him at every turn and those in Congress who had sworn that they would make him a one-term president went into a tailspin of disbelief.

They could not understand how after all the lies and negative spin from Fox News, derogatory racist statements by John Sununu, Sarah Palin, Ann Coulter, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly, Donald Trump, Michelle Malkin and the like, that this President who was disrespected and hated because of the colour of his skin, would beat their man Mitt Romney and be elected for a second term to the highest office in the land.

But he has, to the delight of all fair-minded people around the world.

This week we take time out to recognise the occasion of Divali. Dr Caroline Singh, President of the Indian Womens Group of Trinidad and Tobago graces our cover and talks about the charitable works of the organisation and how far they go to assist those in need. She spoke with Kimberly Castillo.

Still in the spirit of Divali our Real Woman is Anita Ticklal, a deya maker from central who Lorraine Waldropt-Ferguson encountered on a trip to central and who willingly told us her story.

Also in this issue is a story of a pundit's wife written by Anna Ramdass and another on a mehindi artist by Kimberly Castillo. Of course, that's not all. There are also many more interesting pieces for you to enjoy.

Please remember be kind to each other.

Angela Martin


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